Area briefs

Veteran’s information sought

WEST MILTON — A special Veterans Day program honoring all Union Township veterans and their families will take place on Sunday, Nov. 8 at Hoffman United Methodist Church, West Milton. The program will take place at 2 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.

A video will be created to go along with stories submitted about each veteran featured. Organizers are asking anyone wanting to include family members to send pictures and stories, branch of service, and years served as quickly as possible. Pictures will be returned.

Information is sought now as it will take a while to coordinate all the information. Send your information to Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, OH 45383, Attn: Nancy Studebaker.

River float upcoming

TROY — Brukner Nature Center will be offering a Stillwater Adventure river float for kids entering grades sixth through 12th grade on Tuesday, July 7 and July 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

BNC has a variety of habitats and diverse wildlife in part because we’re next to the Scenic Stillwater River. Known for its slow moving, clean and clear water, the Stillwater River is home to many pollution-intolerant fish and macroinvertebrate species.

Join staff as participants explore the river while tubing from the center’s main building to the River’s Edge property located on Calumet Road. Along the way, participants will use nets to catch critters, wear snorkeling masks to observe the underwater habitat and watch for mammals and birds along the shorelines.

A maximum of eight kids each day can participate and the cost is $30 for BNC members or $40 for non-members (cash or check only). Email to register your child and then mail in your payment. Payment is due within two weeks of registering. A medical consent form must be completed prior to the start of the river float. Forms can be found online at

Call (937) 698-6493 for more information.

Public hearing planned

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP — The Elizabeth Township Trustees will have a public hearing at 7 p.m. June 17 at the office of Elizabeth Township, 5710 E. Walnut Grove Road, Troy.

The reason for the hearing is for the tax budget for the fiscal year 2021. The public is invited to the hearing to provide written and/or oral comments on the budget, which is on file at the office of Elizabeth Township for inspection.

Puppet Play offered

WEST MILTON — Join Miss Wendy every Wednesday at 1 p.m. for the Milton-Union Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for a YouTube Live Puppet Play. If you can’t attend, watch the replay on our YouTube Channel, Facebook page or website. Contact the library at 937-698-5515 or visit for more information.